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Posted on December 1, 2017 at 10:28 AM by Wendy Jorgensen
During the winter months, it’s easy to become dispirited with the cold and cloudy weather and lack of greenery in your garden. Houseplants are a great solution to this problem! Here are five easy to care for houseplants you can use to liven up your home and cure those winter blues.
1. Snake Plant
The Snake Plant arguably requires the least amount of care. It will thrive in practically any lighting condition, direct or indirect. It is extremely drought resistant and can survive weeks of long neglect. Furthermore, any regular room temperature should keep it content.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe is more than just a pretty houseplant, it can also be used for medicinal purposes! It is mostly used to relieve sunburns but can also be used to moisturize your skin.
Aloe grows easily in pots and can last you many years. It thrives in indirect sunlight, but giving it a couple of hours of direct sunlight is best. Since it is a succulent, it doesn’t require a lot of watering. In fact, you want the soil to dry completely before you water it again. You can water as little as every two to three weeks.
3. Spider Plant
If you have pets and need something non-toxic, the Spider Plant is a great option. These plants are difficult to kill and adapt to almost any condition. All they need is a medium amount of sunlight and regular watering to keep the soil moist.
4. English Ivy
English Ivy is the perfect gift for a romantic at heart. You can even cut off a stem and give it to a friend or family member to start a plant for themselves! English Ivy is also a wall climber and great for hanging indoors. They prefer slightly cooler temperatures (around 55 to 70 degrees), lots of indirect sunlight and moist soil.
5. Peace Lily
If you’re looking for something that blooms, the Peace Lily is beautiful and taking care of it is quite simple. This plant favors low light, so placing it in a room with few windows is ideal. It will tolerate normal temperatures, ranging to about 85 degrees. Water it enough to keep the soil moist throughout the pot and it will be happy.
We hope one or more of these plants will bring you a little cheer to your home and your lives. To ensure your new houseplants receive the nutrition they need to flourish, be sure to order our Powerful Potting Mix.
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